ART 4763/5763 Spring 2019 Students Curate Exhibition at OSUMA
A group of students in Dr. Louise Siddons’ History of Native American Art and Material Culture Course (Art 4763/5763) in Spring 2019 have co-curated an exhibition at the Oklahoma State Museum of Art with faculty advisors Dr. Siddons and Dr. Trever Lee Holland (English Department).
“The Southwest in Motion: Navajo, Hopi, and Pueblo Paintings from the Charles Little Collection,” features paintings donated to the OSU Museum of Art by a former OSU faculty member, including works by well-known artists Harrison Begay, Gilbert Atencio, and Dennis Belindo. The student curators of the exhibition (Roxanne Beason, Calli Heflin, Katelynn Pipestem, Chestiké Williams, and Amanda Zimmerman) invite visitors to consider motion as a metaphor, describing not only the motion of Indigenous people and their relationship to their homelands in the Southwest, but also the gestures necessary to create art.
The show opened on June 11, and runs through September 14, 2019. The closing reception on Thursday, September 5, 5-7pm, will feature flute playing by one of the exhibition’s featured artists, Myron Beason, and a panel discussion with several of our key collaborators.